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Just popping in on a Saturday! I don’t usually post on weekends, but sometimes I just can’t stay away! We have a fun weekend planned. I’m helping McArthur with a photography session that will pretty much last all day long. I’m going to play photographer, model, stylist, and assistant! We’ll see how good of a job I do at wearing so many different hats! I’m looking forward to spending the day doing something fun and creative that is not necessarily card making. Now, don’t get me wrong, I love making cards, but I’ve made about 12 cards in the past 24 hours, all for DT requirements, so I just need to step away for a tiny bit. I’m sure I’ll be back at my usual spot on Sunday night!
Don’t forget to stop by Embellish! There’s a new challenge posted with a new sponsor…Clear and Simple Stamps!
Enjoy your long weekend! Thanks for your visit.
  1. Trim cardstock to create an A2 card base.
  2. Trim patterned paper to fit card front, adhere, and ink edges.
  3. Trim ocean tides cardstock and stamp images and sentiment.
  4. Adhere melon berry cardstock strip to the bottom of ocean tides cardstock.
  5. Tie twill tape around cardstock and secure with twine.
  6. Adhere focal image to card front at an angle.
  7. Embellish with buttons.
Stamps :: Papertrey Ink – life, communique curves sentiments
Ink :: Papertrey Ink – ocean tides; Ranger – antique linen
Paper :: Papertrey Ink – bitty dots (patterned paper), ocean tides, melon berry
Embellishments :: twill tape; Papertrey Ink – melon berry buttons, twine
Lucy AbramsJanuary 16, 2010 - 5:15 am

This is beautiful Ashley – love the angle of the layered paper – and the beautiful twill.

Heather P.January 16, 2010 - 11:01 am

This is fantastic! Love the colors!!

Good luck today w/the photo shoot!! :)

Maile BellesJanuary 16, 2010 - 12:48 pm

Simply gorgeous Ashley! Love how the image is stamped as a watermark! Hope you have a wonderful time at the photo shoot!

clouds shadlerJanuary 16, 2010 - 2:56 pm

cute card Ashley! I like the layout of the card, where top card is sorta sideways, amazing what a lil trick will do, so fun and very creative!

Clouds :D

TiffanyJanuary 16, 2010 - 3:30 pm

Beautiful and striking!! Love these colors!

Kim DellowJanuary 16, 2010 - 4:44 pm

Beautiful card. Kim

mom2christopherJanuary 16, 2010 - 5:14 pm

Elegant….as usual! Think I saw some cards of yours in CARDS. Was just at A.C. Moore. :) Kathy

AmberJanuary 16, 2010 - 7:48 pm

GORGEOUS! Love this card Ash! The Embellish challenge looks fun too, I'm ON IT!

Geny (Mommy Geny)January 16, 2010 - 11:51 pm

Beautiful just beautiful Ashley!!

Ashley Nguyen NewellJanuary 17, 2010 - 1:31 am

This is gorgeous! I love the twill! So earthy and lovely!

Luciana KajiuraJanuary 17, 2010 - 9:16 am

Hi Ashley! I'm from Brazil and I love cards! I saw your blog and I love your projects. Congratulations!

JessicaJanuary 17, 2010 - 11:48 am

Love the colors you chose for this card and the design is great, Ashley.

FabíolaJanuary 17, 2010 - 4:27 pm

Adorei seu trabalhos!
feliz 2010!

Wishing You Comfort and Peace

TGIF, Bleeps! Whew! This is a late night or should I say early morning! I was able to finish all of my tasks by the deadline. Take a peek over at Splitcoaststampers today to see all of the projects and my last gallery upload to the fan club as a design team member. The time went by so fast and it was a great ride!
Today, I’m sharing a card I made for our friend whose grandmother passed away. She already has it, so just in case she sees it on Facebook she won’t be surprised! YaY for a long weekend!
Enjoy yourself and thanks for visiting!
  1. Trim cardstock to create an A2 card base.
  2. Trim cream cardstock and stamp polka dot pattern.
  3. Overlay with floral images and add ribbon.
  4. Matte on purple cardstock, then adhere to card front.
Stamps :: Gina K Designs – comfort and peace; Papertrey Ink – background basics (polka dot)
Ink :: Papertrey Ink – ripe avocado; Clear Snap – chestnut
Paper :: Papertrey Ink – ripe avocado, vintage cream; Cut Cardstock – purple
Embellishments :: Papertrey Ink – ripe avocado ribbon
Heather P.January 15, 2010 - 10:27 am

So beautiful!

BrandiJanuary 15, 2010 - 1:49 pm

Very nice and gorgeous!

BlackStarJanuary 15, 2010 - 2:09 pm

What a lovely card

SavitriJanuary 15, 2010 - 2:30 pm

So so pretty! I bet your friend loved this card! And talk about last minute chicka :P

travelingmamaJanuary 15, 2010 - 7:42 pm

Girl, this is GORGEOUS! Love these colors and the softness! Hope you have a fab weekend!

Rose AnnJanuary 15, 2010 - 11:09 pm

Gorgeous, Ashley!! I love the colors and beautiful flowers!!

Maile BellesJanuary 16, 2010 - 12:28 am

Just Gorgeous!!! Love all the stamping. Hope you have a great and relaxing weekend and that you dont stay up too late tonight! :)

Alice WertzJanuary 16, 2010 - 4:01 am

beautiful design! love the layered stamping, very pretty effect!

Ashley Nguyen NewellJanuary 17, 2010 - 1:31 am

This is gorgeous! Now I'm kicking myself for selling this set!

Birthday Wishes

Hey Bleeps! It’s Friday Eve and that’s reason to start celebrating! I’ve got a card to share with you today to celebrate a birthday! Oh boy do I have a lot to do tomorrow. My final gallery upload of SCS DD DT – YIKES! Why do I wait until the last minute! I tried last night, but barely got one project finished. I have a lot more to do. How did this happen during my last month?:)I hope I can pull through! You’ve got to check out the gallery on Friday just to see what I come up with. This is going to be a long day ahead!
Here is a photo from my Project 365 app (yesterday). Meet my new, trendy lunch tote! I learned about it from watching the Food Network. It’s by Built NY and it’s made from wet suit material! It’s insulated and machine washable. They have a lot of cute designs and styles. They even make laptop sleeves and all sorts of neat finds. I purchased mine on because they were having an online sale when I made my purchase. It’s soft and folds flat when it’s empty! I really like it so much better than my mini lunch BOX! Just thought I’d share since the Project 365 app doesn’t load my journaling portion…UGH! I think an update is on its way!
Alrighty, Bleeps…pray for me! Thanks so much and enjoy your day!
  1. Trim cardstock to create an A2 card base.
  2. Stamp images and punch circles.
  3. Adhere circles to card front.
  4. Stamp sentiment and adhere to card front.
Stamps :: The Stamps of Life – ;Papertrey ink – paper tray
Ink :: Clear Snap – chestnut
Paper :: Stampin’ Up! – soft suede, crushed curry, bermuda bay, kiwi kiss; Papertrey Ink – plum pudding, raspberry fizz, lemon tart
WinterJanuary 14, 2010 - 1:22 am

So cute! I just saw some lunch totes at walmart like that. Different pattern, but is was like you said a wet suit material! So neat!

naomi chokrJanuary 14, 2010 - 2:01 am

My friend has the same lunch tote. i carry my breakfast in whatever paper bag i have laying around. Currently its starbucks. I need to get one you have. Buying one this weekend!!!

love how you got some inspiration from your tote!!! I bet you see cards everywhere. hmmm crazy guy walking..missing some hair….i can make a card out of that. hahah JK

praying for you…. you'll get things done!!!!

DanaJanuary 14, 2010 - 8:23 am

Very cute, Ashley! Love how you got your inspiration and how clean and simple your card is :-)

mom2christopherJanuary 14, 2010 - 9:46 am

What a sweet card! Love the design! Great inspiration…your lunch tote! Fun! :) Kathy

NikkiNixJanuary 14, 2010 - 10:12 am

You have a MAC – woot woot! I just got one for Christmas and am figuring it out slowly but surely ;)

Do you use iWeb to blog?? Any tips (when you are finished your deadline of course) – have fun creating today!!!

NikkiNixJanuary 14, 2010 - 10:14 am

Naomi is hilarious BTW!! Dog walking with swishing white tipped tail… candy store… blk food store… fabric store… kids playground… blogworld… oh yeah… inpiration is everywhere if you are in the mood to see it !!

AnthonetteJanuary 14, 2010 - 10:21 am

I love repeated geometric shapes. Super cute card, Ashley!

JessicaJanuary 14, 2010 - 10:29 am

Extremely cute birthday card, Ashley!!! Love the bright fun circles.
Thanks for sharing a picture of your lunch tote. I love the colors and the fact that it has polka dots in many colors makes me want to buy one (even though I would barely use it). TFS

Shauna {SK Studios}January 14, 2010 - 12:40 pm

love this card!! such a great LO :)

Maile BellesJanuary 14, 2010 - 1:13 pm

Fabulously simple card Ashley! Love it!!! Thinking of you and praying for you. I know you will pull through wonderfully, you all ways do!

Geny (Mommy Geny)January 14, 2010 - 1:56 pm

Lovin' this card Ashley!

Heather in FLJanuary 14, 2010 - 2:16 pm

Isn't that so cute? At first I was thinking, gee those flowers look familiar. Then I realized, I HAVE that set! :-) Such a cute use of the stamps and of color.

Heather P.January 14, 2010 - 4:34 pm

Oh, this card is fabulous… Love the colors and the small offset circles! :)

LOL, I struggled too sometimes with finding the motivation to get things done… YOU CAN DO IT!!! :)

Charlene AustinJanuary 15, 2010 - 2:08 am

OMGosh…Naomi CRACKS me up!!!

Cute card Ash. Loving the lunch tote too! Look at you girl! Ms Stylin'!

p.s….my work verification is not a nice word. Let's just say thank goodness there is an "r" after the F. LOL.

Alice WertzJanuary 15, 2010 - 3:36 am

fabulous birthday card, Ashley! I am sure you'll be fin for your post! =)

SavitriJanuary 15, 2010 - 2:31 pm

Saw your lunch tote on FB. I can't remember if I commented or not. Very cute and love the card too. Circles dots dots dots :P

Angie TiemanJanuary 16, 2010 - 12:47 pm

Love this fun card! I'm SO sad you won't be in the DT Gallery anymore, you always rocked it!